By Joe Johnson
A student at Cedar Shoals High School was arrested Sunday for threatening to commit a shooting at the school, Athens-Clarke County police announced in a Monday morning media release.
Police said they were alerted to the threat by several parents and students who saw it on social media.
As the result of an investigation, a 16-year-old male Cedar Shoals High School student was taken into custody on a felony charge of making terroristic threats, according to police, who said the student was being detained at a Regional Youth Detention Center.
“There is currently no active threat” at the school, police said.
“Of course, ACCPD takes these types of threats very seriously, said Lt. Shaun Barnett. “The threats created anxiety among students, parents, and staff.”
Barnett, who is the public information officer for his department, added, “With that said, no firearms were located as a result of a search and there was no indication that the juvenile intended to carry out his threat.”